William Charles DUNK

DUNK, William Charles

Service Number: 4420
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Albert, Victoria, Australia, 18 October 1879
Home Town: Queenscliff, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 20 July 1949, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Queenscliff Civil Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
29 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion
29 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
27 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW to head. Rejoined unit 29 May 1917.
16 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, SW to left wrist sustained in the line at Westhoek Ridge, Belgium. Rejoined unit 2 November 1917.
7 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
19 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Montbrehain
5 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4420, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RTA 29 May 1919 for discharge.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Prior to enlisting in the AIF, William Charles Dunk also served in the Royal Navy (enlisting 20 September 1904 for 5 years) onboard HMS Katoomba (formerly HMS Pandora, a Pearl-class cruiser launched on 27 August 1889 and originally built for the Royal Navy).

Renamed on 2 April 1890 as HMS Katoomba, the ship was the flagship of the Australian Auxiliary Squadron of the RN Australia Station.